The Visual Cultures of Showing ‘Nourishment’ in a Glass Case: or why Wonder!

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Abstrakt

This article discusses how a detail can bring information about habits and ways, about how institutions work and how we exchange information about this. These issues take their point of departure in my overall question: What is the purpose of cutting off the essential characteristics of a meal by placing it where you cannot touch it, eat it, smell it, taste it – in other words of turning it into an exhibition item? By removing the characteristics from food, it would in all probability be even more difficult to attain the purpose of exhibiting it: to sell it to students and staff.
My discussion of the phenomenon of nourishment in glass cases draws on approaches developed and discussed as visual culture methodology. With a visual culture approach, visuals work as constructions of visual knowledge and as indicators of the relation between an observer's glance and the phenomenon observed. The implication is that my positioning as an observer becomes part of the discussion.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelEssen - Bildung - Konsum : Pädagogisch-anthropologische Perspektiven
RedaktørerJohannes Bilstein, Birgit Althans
Antal sider12
UdgivelsesstedWiesbaden
ForlagSpringer
Publikationsdato2016
Udgave1
Sider177-194
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-658-01542-8
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2016
BegivenhedPädagogishe Antropologie Jahrestagung 2011: "Ernährung" - Robert-Schuman-Haus der Katholischen Akademie Trier , Trier, Tyskland
Varighed: 6 okt. 20118 okt. 2011

Konference

KonferencePädagogishe Antropologie Jahrestagung 2011
LokationRobert-Schuman-Haus der Katholischen Akademie Trier
LandTyskland
ByTrier
Periode06/10/201108/10/2011

Emneord

  • Visual culture
  • phenomenon of nourishment
  • inter cultural practices
  • cultural practices

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